One of the most cost effective ways to reduce energy costs while making your home more comfortable is adding to the quality of your attic insulation. Now is a great time to make sure you have adequate levels (R-Value) of insulation. Materials break down over time and can lose their ability to insulate properly. In many cases, simply adding more insulation to existing material can make a big difference.
Types of Insulation
The 2 most popular types of insulation are fiberglass or batt and cellulose. Blanket insulation is purchased in batts or rolls and consists of fiberglass, wool, and other fibers. Batts and rolls are sized to fill the standard spacing of studs (wall, floor, or attic). Cellulose insulation is made from recycled newspaper (treated with borate for fire resistance), It also has a high R-value, has better thermal retention qualities than batt or blanket insulation, and is an ideal material for energy retrofit installations (such as in attics and existing walls) because you can spray cellulose insulation.
In addition to improving the effectiveness of your attic insulation, sealing all the hidden areas that are leaky and allowing the warm air in attic to escape, is another measure that EcoSmart can perform to help keep your home more comfortable while saving you money.
Don’t let the nice warm air that you are paying for escape through your attic this winter. Let us determine what attic insulation measures would make the most sense for you and start saving money now. Give us a call and let’s make this winter warm and toasty…at least inside your home. And don’t forget…insulation helps in the warmer season as well!
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